The following is a daily text product issued by the OHRFC:Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
119 PM EST Sunday, December 8, 2013
Precipitation has developed across Ohio River Basin today in response
to approaching upper level energy from lower MS Valley. Some of the
initial precipitation will be frozen reducing hydrological impacts...
but in the warm sector of the storm...rainfall will be heavy across the
upper Cumberland...headwaters of the Kentucky basin...Sandy...Kanawha
and parts of the upper Monongahela watersheds increasing high flow
conditions in these drainages.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
High flow conditions currently exist south of the mainstem. Flood
potential will be further elevated early this week across
the Cumberland...headwaters of the Kentucky and Sandy...Kanawha and
upper Monongahela watersheds as a result of next wave moving through
the Ohio Valley.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY'S RIVER FORECASTS...
less than 1/2 inch liquid equivalent south of the mainstem.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY'S RIVER FORECASTS...
1-2 inches from the Cumberland basin northeast into the lower portions
of the upper Ohio Valley.
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Sunday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Kentucky River Ravenna 21 21.3 Falling
Detailed precipitation graphics and other maps are available on the HAS Support
Page at this web address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/HAS
QPF from OHRFC, HPC, et al., can be seen at weather.gov/ohrfc/Forecast.php
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.